A TikTok comedian who exploded in popularity overnight is now likely to get even more popular, as she's landed yet another deal for television. Sarah Cooper, who only just finalized a deal with Netflix for a comedy special, is now teaming up with CBS for a potential series that follows women in the workplace. CBS has given a script plus penalty commitment to Cooper and Cindy Chupack, who will co-write an adaptation of one of Cooper's popular books, How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings.
The book, which was released by Sarah Cooper in 2018, follows three women at different places in their jobs at a male-dominated corporation. Together, they help each other navigate the ins and outs of work politics relating to gender, and with issues in their personal lives. Cooper will co-write the comedy alongside Cindy Chupack, who is best known and recognized in Hollywood for her writing on Sex In The City and Modern Family.
The How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings adaptation comes from PatMa Productions, which is run by former CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. Tassler is presently attached to the project as an executive producer, as is Sarah Cooper, Denise Di Novi, Joan Boorstein and Cindy Chupack. Chupack is listed as the showrunner for the project.
As mentioned, this opportunity at CBS arrived for Sarah Cooper about a week after it was announced she would get a Netflix comedy special, Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine. That special and this television deal are said to be the latest in a long line of professional possibilities, according to THR, which noted that the comedian has been courting various projects since she signed with WME for representation. Cooper recently exploded in popularity for her viral videos in which she lip-syncs things said by President Trump in a humorous manner. Cindy Chupack made mention of that in her statement about the project, but assured everyone that that's not all Cooper is capable of.
Sarah is a perfect example of 'preparation meets opportunity.' Her Trump lip-synchs fed a laugh-starved nation, but even before she was a household name, she wrote books that showcased her keen eye for the absurd. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with her to adapt How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings into a fresh, funny, subversive comedy about modern sexual politics.
Sarah Cooper's success could be seen as a win for TikTok, which has been a popular app with folks young and old. Even celebrities are getting in on it, with everyone from Cameron Diaz to Anthony Hopkins getting in on the action. Cooper could start a trend of TikTok creators getting approached for shows with networks. Only time will tell, but for now, it may not hurt for anyone looking to get a big break in Hollywood to create an account.
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